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by Rossland Telegraph on Wednesday Oct 25 2017

The ongoing conflict over open-net fin-fish aquaculture in our coastal waters has not received much local press. After all, it's a coastal issue; we no  longer have salmon runs in our neighbourhood, thanks to a series of dams on the  Columbia River.  But I notice that we eat  salmon from the coast anyway, brought to us by the wonders of modern transportation.  I thank Ferraro Foods for now...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Oct 25 2017

Rossland City Council Meeting, October 23, 2017

Present:  Mayor Kathy Moore, and Councillors Lloyd McLellan, Andy Morel, John Greene, and Marten Kruysse.  Absent:  Andrew Zwicker and Aaron Cosbey.

Public Input Period:

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Oct 23 2017

Andrew Wilkinson believes he’s the right person to take on John Horgan of the NDP as the next leader of the BC Liberal Party.

The MLA for Vancouver-Quilchena was in Nelson Monday as part of a whistle-stop tour of the Kootenays to drum up support in the Liberal leadership race to replace former Premier Christy Clark.

Approximately 20 Liberal supporters sat in the Benwell Room at...

by Rossland Telegraph on Monday Oct 23 2017

The BC government has announced a key step toward creating a new, more effective climate-change strategy.  The multi-sector Climate Solutions and Clean Growth Advisory Council is charged with advising the B.C. government and delivering its first public report in one year. Karen Tam Wu, acting BC Director of the Pembina Institute, has been apponted to the Council; she is director of ...

by Murray Dobbin on Friday Oct 20 2017

You have to hand it to the rich in dealing with the tax reforms proposed by the Liberals. They didn’t even have to put pen to paper or pick up the phone to protest the taxman messing with their ill-gotten wealth. They got the poor besotted small businessperson to fight on their behalf. In this newly fact-free world it didn’t matter that 80 per cent of conventional small businesses and farmers...

by Dermod Travis on Thursday Oct 19 2017

The hissing sound you may hear is the unmistakable sound of the air coming out of Site C's tires.

As the B.C. Utilities Commission continues its inquiry on the project, it's becoming more and more apparent that B.C. Hydro has been playing a bit loose with telling the whole truth when it comes to Site C.

Case in point: in December 2014, when the B.C. government announced its...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Oct 18 2017

The timeline is set for the development of Castlegar’s 2018 budget and five-year plan, with opportunities for the public to weigh in on priorities at the outset, and later on the proposed finish product before it is adopted as law.

“For 2017, Council added a new line item into its budget. A communication budget line item was put forward to enhance and enable a culture of community...

by Dick Cannings MP on Wednesday Oct 11 2017

Universal pharmacare is a hot topic on Parliament Hill these days.  The concept is simple—a single program that would ensure that all Canadians had free access to prescription drugs.  Canada is the only country in the world with universal health care that doesn’t include the cost of drugs in its coverage.

And that doesn’t make sense—if I cut my foot I can go to my doctor and get...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Oct 11 2017

Public Hearing: 6:00 pm, Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Present:  Mayor Kathy Moore, and Councillors Lloyd McLellan, Marten Kruysse, John Greene, Aaron Cosbey, Andy Morel, and Andrew Zwicker.

This Public Hearing was scheduled to receive public input on  the following draft bylaws:

a)      Business Licence Bylaw No. 2326, 2017, and

b)      Zoning...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Oct 11 2017

Committee-of-the-Whole Meeting:  4:00 pm, Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Present:  Mayor Kathy Moore, and Councillors Lloyd McLellan, Marten Kruysse, John Greene, Aaron Cosbey, Andy Morel, and Andrew Zwicker.

Public Input Period:

A resident complained about the light outside his place because it "lights up my place like a ball park." Manager of...

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